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Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios, coming soon to a place near you...     ....and don't forget your tickets for the concert on Friday 2nd June!

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Info for all users of Shotesham Common. Last year, because the internal fencing was not secure, it was not possible to graze the church end of the common. This gave the wild flowers and grasses a chance to grow. Because this was so successful, the Trustees have decided to wait until late summer before grazing again this year. You may have noticed some work being done on the common, we are improving the drainage ditches and crossing points to allow better access for cattle and walkers. Don’t miss this beautiful walking arena! 

Please be aware of a current dvla email scam asking you to click a link to claim a road tax refund, the link below will tell you about it. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/scam-warning-for-dvla-customers 

Under new management! A lot of residents will be well aware that we have a fresh fish van that visits Shotesham on a Wednesday. This has now changed proprietors from Neil to his cousin Jamie. Some current customers, and indeed others who aren’t aware yet, might find it helpful to know the new contact number is 07557352902. 

Shotesham Park Estate Walk….many thanks to Shotesham Estate and to Jon Nott and his team for hosting an excellent afternoon / evening on Sunday, a beautiful corner of Norfolk shown off at its very best in the sunshine! If you missed this one, be sure to book your place early next time it comes around. 

Upcoming events:

For Art lovers, Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios is all about viewing, and potentially buying, art by local artists in their own surroundings, and this year will feature over 250 artists across Norfolk. Shotesham artist Lesley Munro, who recently won the EDP’s Norfolk Landscape Painter of The Year, will open her own studio at Flint Cottage to all visitors. The event will run from 27th May until  11th June, click here for Lesley’s opening times and information on the Open Studios event

Photo : Steve Adams

….and, for lovers of walking (with or without dogs), the next walk is on Sunday 28th May. 

Walkers at Beeston Bump, 7th May

Friday night is music night! Wind quintet, Levanter, will be in concert at All Saints Church on Fri 2nd June at 7.30pm. The players are all professional musicians working and teaching in Norfolk and will play a variety of pieces both classical and modern. Tickets are £7.50, including an interval glass of wine, and can be booked from Kathy – kathy@upgatecottage.plus.com – 550751 or Ken – resotan@aol.com – 550736. All profits will be donated to charity.

A date for everyone’s diary, our ever popular ☀️ Summer ☀️Fayre ☀️will be on Saturday July 8th with lots of fun and activities for children of all ages, and one or two attractions for grown ups too! Details to come soon. 

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;
• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Silhouette 30/04/17; click on photo for more. 

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